Dear Crabby, Do I Need to be Worried about the Coronavirus?

Dear Crabby, When news about the coronavirus first broke, I really didn’t pay that much attention. Now, it seems like I’m hearing about it daily and it sounds like the situation is becoming more dire. How worried should I be? Thanks! M. Typhoid Dear M. Typhoid, How worried should you be? That seems to be the million-dollar question these days. It’s not like these viruses and the panic they cause is anything new. There are a few ‘big’ ones that I can remember. First, there was SARS … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Announces Polio Awareness Walk on Oct. 24

Michigan roots of polio eradication run deep in Rochester and Ann Arbor Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business, professional and community leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, will host a community gathering and polio awareness walk to reflect on the Rochester community’s historical role in helping to eradicate polio world-wide when the Rotary International polio flame comes to … [Read more...]

How to add self-defense to your repertoire

Last week, the World Health Organization published a study showing that 35 percent of women worldwide endure physical or sexual violence. This was the first study of its kind to look at violence against women on an international scale, according to a recent news release. The report used global population data to document the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health effects of violence toward women. Teaming with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South … [Read more...]